Jo Gifford

Grazia hails the “return of the soft body” 0

Hurrah! Oh, Freya girls did I ever rejoice on reading this week’s Grazia headline….

Apparently, according to the weekly fashionista’s bible, hard, worked out bodies are OUT….and soft, womanly curves are IN.

I know! Lets rejoice that all of us full-cupped lingerie ladies and fans of Freya can rest assured that we are, for now at least, in fashion flavour favour.

Leading the trend, apparently, is the Kardashian curves and the post-partum Beyonce.

I say we should celebrate our womanly figures anyway, don’t you?

Jo

(find me over on Dexterous Diva - come and say hi, don’t be shy!)

Lingerie love – a legacy 0

I have had a fascination with lingerie since my teenage years.

At the age of 16 I worked in the lingerie section of  a retailers for Saturday job and I adored the different designs, shapes, cups and fits I suddenly discovered. I think my weekend wages were ploughed back into my new found passion but I was armed with new knowledge about well fitted bras, and far too much experience of older ladies and gravity….Later, for an A level art project I looked into the history of underwear, and the love of lingerie has stayed with me since those days.

I have always been well endowed since a young age – I was the girl in school with big boobs at getting my bra straps pinged by the boys and avoiding the swim days to keep my figure hidden. I loved to wear baggy clothes ( hey, it was the 90′s and I was an indie kid) but, sadly, spent a lot of time hiding my figure as I felt embarrassed at the attention my chest seemed to get.  At 18 I was  32DD with 26″ waist – how I would LOVE to have those stats these days – I am a 32 F and size 12 waist/hips, not an easy combination for dress sizes I can tell you. More

Hello! 0

Well good afternoon everyone!

I am thrilled to be involved with Freya as an expert blogger; I firmly believe women are the experts of their own comfort, fit and enjoyment of underwear so it’s great to be on board here to talk about my experiences with lingerie from the viewpoints of both a fashion industry blogger and as a real woman with curves!

By way of introduction – I am a 34 year old mum of twin girls, Eva and Mia, who are nearly 2 years old, which makes for a busy life! I run my own business Cherry Sorbet Creative, I write for a number of on and offline publications, I edit blogzine The Scoop and you can read my personal blog over at The Dexterous Diva. More